How To Add A Felt Rainbow On Canvas

Learn how to make an easy colorful felt rainbow wall art in today’s step by step DIY Nursery Wall Art tutorial. This turns out so cute and is perfect to decorate your kids room or nursery!

This felt rainbow could not be easier to make- you can easily skip the embroidery if you need to and just glue the felt in place for a quicker but equally adorable project! Check out this previous post on tips for Glueing Felt- How To Get Felt To Stick Together!

diy nursery wall art

dIY nursery wall art: What you will need:

One 8 by 10-inch canvas, Craft Felt sheets in Rainbow colors, Embroidery floss in Rainbow Colors + needle, Acrylic paints – a sky blue color and white + a paint brush, Tacky Fabric Adhesive, Scissors- A small embroidery scissor and another long sharp one. I used the Fiskars Amplify Shears here, they are perfect for this.

DIY Rainbow Supplies

felt rainbow Tutorial:

Let’s begin our Felt Rainbow Tutorial.

Step 1: Paint your blank canvas. I chose a bright blue and gave it a streaky white look by using a dry brush with a little white paint.

Paint easy canvas

Step 2: Prep for your Rainbow. Cut long 0.5 inch wide strips from the different colors of felt. I used the 8 inch Amplify shears for this and you can easily cut multiple sheets of felt at once.

Amplify Scissors fiskars

Step 3: Start by placing the smallest arch of the rainbow onto the canvas. For me here it was the purple colored felt. Sew into place using simple straight stitches. Repeat this for each color of felt.

sew on canvas embroidery

Step 4: Using the smaller embroidery scissors trim the excess felt to shape the rainbow bottom. I initially cut all of the felt strips the same length, and trimmed them to size accordingly after sewing them onto the canvas. I found it easier to make my felt rainbow this way.

Rainbow felt Diy

Step 5: The clouds. Handcut the clouds from some white felt sheets. Cut four cloud shapes per rainbow, two smaller than the others and adhere them onto the canvas using generous amounts of fabric adhesive.

felt clouds cut
All Done!

And our felt rainbow is ready!! This little DIY Nursery Wall Art canvas ALWAYS makes me smile. It is the most cheerful item I have ever made


felt rainbow wall art


Smitha Katti creativespace e1577349763159

Hi I’m Smitha! I live in Minnesota with my husband and two daughters. You’ll always find me painting florals in my sketchbook. And I love the sheer joy of making something with just my hands! But my bigger love is capturing it all on camera Read more.

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